Planning, Community and Economic Development

Paul Richardson


Skilled Manager

As the former Planning, Housing and Redevelopment Director for the City of Roseville; Planning Manager for the City of Walnut Creek; and consultant since 2013, Paul Richardson provides a wide range of Community Development skills and organizational leadership. Paul has over 35 years of municipal planning, economic development and community development experience, including 25 years as a senior manager.  

Diverse Services

 Specific Client Services include:

  • Comprehensive Greenfield Specific Plans
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Executive Coaching and Mentoring
  • Development Review Assessments
  • Senior Level Recruitments
  • Ordinance and Development Code Analysis and Revisions
  • Special Planning Studies
  • Development Project Management

Public Agencies and Private Interests

Paul provides services to both public and private clients and recognizes the complexities of the modern development process including environmental analysis, site constraint analysis, architectural review, permitting and agency coordination. He understands the development community wants early issue identification and a predictable review process. He considers that the community stakeholders expect early project information and access to the public process. He appreciates the importance of concise reports and effective presentations so boards, commissions and councils can make informed decisions. 

Clients and Projects

  • City of Orinda California - Community Development Department Consolidation Study
  • City of Vallejo California - Senior Level Recruitments, Dancing and Live Entertainment Ordinance Revision, Economic Development Initiatives
  • City of Roseville California - 2500 acre Placer Ranch Specific Plan Project Coordination including 300 acre Sac State Satellite Campus
  • City of Modesto - Community Development Organizational Assessment, Downtown Parking Analysis, Community Development Director and Building Official Recruitment Specialist
  • City of Walnut Creek California - Planning Manager Recruitment, Permit Processing Efficiency Study and Cost Recovery, Planning Manager Coaching and Mentorship Program.
  • City of Lincoln California - Special Use District B Specific Plan Coordination and Project Management.